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How can trade support rural communities?

2017 Ag Chairs Summit
January 7, 2017
Louisiana Room

Trade is a focus of this year’s presidential campaign, but in reality, what is the role of trade for agriculture and rural communities and how can we maximize any federal decisions for our industries?


Rory McAlpine

Senior Vice President
Maple Leaf Foods

Rory McAlpine has overall responsibility for working with government and industry partners on matters of public policy, programs, regulatory affairs and trade. Prior to joining the Maple Leaf Foods, Mr. McAlpine served as deputy minister of the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries from 2002 to 2005. [node:read-more:link]

David Rinneard

Agriculture Business Banking
BMO Harris Bank

David Rinneard leading a team of Ag Bankers focusing on BMO Harris’s service to farmers within BMO’s footprint including Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, and Missouri. [node:read-more:link]